Sorry for the loss of your good friend. I have had to go through many similar and too frequent losses of pet cats, so much so that I am afraid to have another feline own me. It's just too distressing.
However we have a heartwarming situation in our neighborhood taking place now.
Some months ago a stray Siamese blend showed up looking to be at deaths door. He could hardly walk, head hanging low, very emaciated and in poor shape.
Our next door neighbor took pity and managed to get him to a vet. The diagnosis was that he was an old cat
, riddled with fleas, had liver problems, all teeth rotten and falling out, deaf from ear mites,and blind in one eye among other problems.
Understandably the vet recommended euthanasia. My neighbor would not hear of it bless her. We suspect he had been abandoned perhaps by the passing of the owner but he seemed to be full of spirit and looking for a new home.
My neighbor spent a fortune with the vet treating him as best he could for all the ailments.
Now slowly the cat
is improving quickly. The neighbor is reluctant to allow the moggie inside due to the fleas and any way she already has a cat
so integration would be an issue. He is a very loud complainer as most Siamese are.
seems to successfully fend for itself outside but is happy to be fed in the morning and evenings and has contentedly moved in to a straw lined box on her stoop. He also now has a smart blue cat
coat to wear.
With the winter coming we know the cold will be a problem in spite of that.
I shopped around on-line and found that there are heated outdoor cat
hotels available. I bought one to help out some more just a few days ago.
I await to hear if he's moved in yet.
We will be happy if he survives winter and lives to enjoy another spring and summer.
He follows our neighbor around like a " puppy dog" and so he has been named.
For us all he has become a symbol of hope in these terrible times.
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